We’ve all been invited to an event and been asked to bring something at some point. Finding something that everyone will like can be challenging. But next time you're attending – or hosting – a celebration, grazing boards can be a crowd-pleasing game-changer.
Grazing boards can be made sweet or savoury so there is something for every taste. They are also quick and easy to assemble and require little to no cooking time. And if well-presented, they could end up being the Instagrammable main feature! Ready to start playing with food? Crack open a bottle of Brutal Fruit to get the inspiration flowing and start planning and prepping your boards.
Grazing boards are as gorgeous to look at as they are tasty to eat! Here’s how to make them for your next event.
Here are some things to consider before you start assembling your grazing board:
Tip #1 If you don’t have a tray to assemble the food items on, use a large wooden cutting board.
Tip #2 You’ll save time by cutting everything into bite-sized chunks beforehand.
Tip #3 Gather your cute little bowls to use for dips and sauces.
Tip #4 Got some empty spaces? Use nuts, pretzels and edible flowers to fill them up.
Tip #5 Don’t forget toothpicks, napkins, utensils and disposable cocktail forks
Tip #6 Have a bowl for disposables, such as toothpicks and olive pits.
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How to Assemble a Grazing Board
Now that you have everything prepared, here’s how to curate your snack board.
Step 1: Choose the board or tray you want to use, as well as the smaller side bowls.
Step 2: Place cheese down first and then the bowls with dip and deli goods, such as olives and pickled items.
Step 3: Place your fresh foods, like fruit (grapes are always a hit) and vegetables (carrots and celery make for great dipping).
Step 4: Next up are the baked goods! Add slices of fancy bread and some crackers to your boards.
Step 5: Fill in the gaps with your selection of cured meats or vegan or vegetarian options, nuts and pretzels.